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Let's Replay: X2 | Power Up Gaming
Release Date 1996 Platforms Playstation 1 Genre Side-scrolling Shooter Modes Single Player Multiplayer Developer Team 17 Publisher Ocean Back in 1996, British developers Team 17 were still riding high off of the success of what would later become their flagship series, Worms. While their wormy war machine was still selling well and a sequel was on the horizon, the studio wisely didn’t want to rest its future hopes on a single franchise. X2 (also known as Project X-2 or X2: No Relief), a sequel to Project-X, was one such attempt that sought to revive an older brand from the Amiga days. Released on the original PlayStation, X2 promised an arcade experience on a powerful home console, and the developers made fantastic use of the system’s resources. X2 is a great looking game, and the sands of time have done little to erode its visual quality. For the era, the game makes great use of a varied colour palette in patches, and is actually one of the nicer looking games available